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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1971-03-03

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1971-03-03

Topics Live concert

Casey Jones, Hard To Handle, Playin' In The Band, Loser, Me And Bobby McGee, Next Time You See Me, Beat It On Down The Line, Bertha Me & My Uncle, Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, I'm A King Bee, Greatest Story Ever Told-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Good Lovin'

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore West
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > (cass gen?) > DAT > CDR
Taped by
Transferred by Paul Bottiglio and Mike Lai


SBD> MR> (cass gen?)> DAT> CDR, plus possible patch; see info file for flaw notes; via Mike Lai, with thanks to Paul Bottiglio

cassette gen?, disc # 2 has tracking errors, minor reel glitch at 4:32 of The Other One, splice at 11:05 of The Other One, comes back in after rewinding about 3 seconds,
Sugar Mag cuts at 4:09, King Bee, GSET>JB Goode & Good Lovin seem to be patched from an inferior, more hissy SBD source, B+ quality at best


Reviewer: kevindiacity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2016
Subject: Great Show
Great show among many from 1971. Love Pigpen's organ! You can really hear on this one!! Enjoy.
Reviewer: Klearjet - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2015
Subject: Need a ticket for the Chicago show
I have never asked for a miracle ticket and have always bought my own. I would like to go to one of the 5oth Anniversary shows and hoping someone who is on archives can help a brother out.
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Reviewer: Tidewater four ten O nine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2012
Subject: Do us a favour ................
"No labels" is no reason to give this just one star.

I've given it five (Cilla) to compensate.

Heh 'njpg', do us a favour and take a break. Come back (only) when you're able to provide a sensible review.
Reviewer: njpg - favorite - March 4, 2012
Subject: Argh!
No labels!
Reviewer: cryptical70 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 16, 2011
Subject: For fans of Pigpen's Hammond B-3!!!
After the departure of Tom Constanten in 1970, it seemed like Pigpen failed to step up as the sole organ player (I think Pigpen had quit the organ while TC was there, and only played percussion and harmonica). From February to December 1970, and into early 1971 there was very few contributions from Pigpen on the organ. But somewhere in 1971, he started to get more involved, adding keyboard flourishes to the new tunes such as "Truckin"
"The Other One" and "Bertha." These parts are extremely apparent in this show, where the organ is very high in the mix. If you love to hear what Pigpen's organ actually sounded like, this is the show to get.
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2010
Subject: Great show but...
Great show, but the cut in between drums and The Other One cuts out the bass line that begins the song! Listen to it. The bass line starts at the end of drums and by the time The Other One starts up the song is past that part. That is why I don't like the starts and stops between songs on this site. But I'd rather have this than nothing!
Reviewer: gflrhg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2010
Subject: Sounds Fine
If I really cared about the sound I wouldn't have showed up to all of their shows so loaded. This is a great playlist during one of their best periods.
Reviewer: hampton87 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2010
Subject: 39 yrs ago
the five guys were rocking and we get to hear it today in all its beauty and glory. yes, there may be some sound issues, but pig's organ being high in the mix doesn't bother me one bit. drums>TOO gives me respect for Bill. 4.85762 stars...i'll give it five to try and balance it out to that #
Reviewer: NYLifer - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2009
Subject: One night only at the Filmore West and NO POSTER?
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2008
Subject: What? It sounds fine...this ain't no Audience
Hey man, this show sounds fine, sure it has some mix problems, but hey...that's how we know its an authentic "LIVE" recording with real live "hippies" at the controls.

They got the sound right about 98% of the show...or lighten up, relax it's free...this ain't no audience tape, and besides...

If I am not mistaken, that ORGAN was being played by Pigpen...nice to hear his chops if you ask me...we get 3 Pigpen songs anyways.

A must have for all collectors of 1971.

Stereo soundboard recording, occasional panning issues, and level issues...what else is new? (very, very minor except last three tracks with lower volume level, more tape hiss but an incredible GOOD LOVIN').

Last 3 tracks: I'm A King Bee, Greatest Story Ever Told, & Good Lovin' have lower volume level and more tape hiss Jerry plays a solo using his whah-whah pedal on Greatest Story Ever Told, which goes into JOHNNY B. GOODE

Johnny B Goode is not listed in the playlist I downloaded.

.....The whole show is worth listening to and downloading.....

Wharf Rat is unusually good, Garcia is still using the Whah-Whah pedal on Sugar Magnolia...I always liked that...and of course PIGPEN!
Pigpen, the only Front Man the DEAD ever had.

I'm downloading it...thanks for the love...Pigpen and the boys are putting out...when did they not?


5 STARS, low volume level on last three tracks made up by incredible show...listen to GOOD LOVIN'...I did. OW!

Sure, man if the last three tracks were less hissy, and the level was louder it would be perfect...don't tell me, tell it to the hippies that were too stoned to turn the damn knob up on the tape machine...maybe someday we will get the last 3 tracks in perfect soundboard audio, and maybe you will win lotto.

Reviewer: Polka - favoritefavorite - February 4, 2005
Subject: Many Sound Problems
Too many glitches, cut and patches or whatnot to really enjoy a pretty well-done show.

The best part of the show is the Truckin and it's just about unlistenable due to the organ dominating the mix....

Sound: C
Show: B- (maybe higher or lower if you could tell...)
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 16, 2004
Subject: bad recording
oh is see why people are stayin away from some of these with no reviews....recording? bad until the 3 or 4 th songy..then it is strongy i have seen a pic in a book dated 3 3 71 and jer is playing a sunburst les paul--oooooh some distorting during wharf rat
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